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Allergies are on the Rise: Here’s Why

Up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under 18.

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

One in every 13 children are affected by allergies and those numbers are on the rise and increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. The majority of allergic reactions are caused by eight foods: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and in children under 18, these foods cause abo...

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

Kelcey (left) is one of the many kids who has been diagnosed with cancer in America. She had the opportunity to go Family Lighthouse Retreat and spend time with her family at the beach.

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018

Everyone knows it is Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness month when football players start wearing their pink socks. However, no one hardly ever does anything special for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While there are organizations like St. Jude to help fund childhood cancer research, only 4 percent...

Infections From Shoes

There is no known brand of shoes that the girl has tried on, but any shoe can fall victim to transmitting viral infections like sepsis with ease. .(Photo credit to:AliExpress)

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

In late August, Sienna Thomas, a girl in the U.K, was admitted to Prince Charles Hospital for a deadly sepsis infection that was spreading throughout her leg. Jodie Thomas and her daughter Sienna had been at a store trying on shoes for some back-to-school shopping. Thomas stated that since it was the su...

Forsyth County’s Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Summit 2018

Left to Right: Lindsay Needham, Gary S. Orris, Krista Wagner, Jennifer Barker, Tom Query; the panel discusses the shock of Logan’s suicide, how his death has changed the lives of others and what the audience members can do to help prevent suicide.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

What do one teacher, one counselor, two substitute teachers, two parents, one student and one grieving stranger have in common? North Forsyth High School and the Forsyth County Suicide Awareness Meeting. On September 10 at the Forsyth Conference Center, Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Mills welcom...

Breast Cancer as a Commodity: How October Takes Advantage of a Disease

: Raider nation’s “pink-out” football game was Oct. 20 and proceeds from school t-shirt sales were donated to breast cancer research. Doing your part to spread awareness and contribute to fighting breast cancer is an activity that binds together an entire community; everyone is impacted.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Each year, October is a month in which leaves turn brown and just about everything else turns pink. Football teams abandon their team colors to fill a stadium with pink shirts, socks, paint, cleats and towels. Even at North, the Raiders help to spread awareness with the yearly “pink-out” football...

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

The classrooms in the clinic replace the old back room of the cafeteria. Students in all healthcare classes will share a commonplace for community learning.

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor

January 24, 2017

  In addition to the recently completed construction, North Forsyth High School has set aside a part of its yearly budget to improve its up and coming healthcare pathway. Inspired by the growth of other schools in the district, North is preparing to unveil a completely facilitated training ...

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

The EpiPen doesn’t reveal the needle until injected into the thigh. This medical tool gives the person who is having the reaction about 10 to 15 minutes to seek medical attention.

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Millions of people around the world face allergies on a daily basis, but how do people deal with severe allergic reactions? The EpiPen is a portable needle filled with epinephrine that is injected into the thigh when severe allergies occur. It saves many peoples’ lives everyday and gives them the capability...

Locals Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink out in Raider Valley! The crowd and cheerleaders wore pink to support breast cancer awareness in a Raiders’ recent home game.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

Aside from being the beginning of fall and Halloween, October is also recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Every year, many events are held to honor people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer in some way and to spread awareness about cancer. A list of all the events...

Diet Soda Vending Machines: Are They More Harmful Than Not?

Sodas like the ones in the vending machines around the school can cause some health effects.

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

Why is it people go for a diet soda over a regular soda? It might be because the word “diet” persuades people into thinking an item is healthy. However, you might want to look closer at the ingredients next time before grabbing a diet soda out of a nearby vending machine. Research shows the ingredients...

Tips for a Healthy School Year

This is an example of a meal plan a student could make for themselves for the school lunch. This meal plan has a healthy base, and is quite affordable, the total cost for making these 5 meals was $28.98. Everyone has the ability to change and make a healthy living for themselves.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

As the school year kicks in, students are beginning to slack on their own health due to all these tests and projects swarming in at once. Although school is very important, one’s health is extremely more vital to one’s life. Below are tips and need to know information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle:   Get active ...

Taking A Deeper Look Into North Forsyth’s HOSA Club

HOSA members at Clubapalooza; photo courtesy of nfraiders.weebly.com.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

HOSA held their first club meeting the morning of August 31, gathering the largest group of students to date. Standing for “Healthcare Occupations for Students of America,” HOSA is a club that helps students “start a road to their dream health career”. This year, HOSA will overlook the blood...

Taking A Deeper Look Into North Forsyth’s HOSA Club

HOSA members at Clubapalooza; photo courtesy of nfraiders.weebly.com.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

HOSA held their first club meeting the morning of August 31, gathering the largest group of students to date. Standing for “Healthcare Occupations for Students of America,” HOSA is a club that helps students “start a road to their dream health career”. This year, HOSA will overlook the blood...

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